Farsi (The Persian Bayān)
Farsi (The Persian Bayān, "Exposition") of Sayyid `Ali Muhammad Shirazi, the
(1819-1850 CE) is an innovative, post-Islamic doctrinal-legal work
expressive of the mid-late Bābī religion dating to the period of its author's
imprisonment in Persian Adhirbayjan (NE Persia) in 1264/1848-9 CE. Like the
Arabic Bayān it is incomplete consisting of eight complete wāḥids ("Unities")
and a ninth wāḥid
("Unity") with only ten and not the complete nineteen abwāb (`gates').